Wednesday, December 31, 2008

M47 Patton Medium Tank


M47 Patton Medium Tank, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

"The M47 Patton was the second tank of the Patton series, and one of the U.S Army's principal medium battle tanks of the Cold war with models in service from the early 1950s to the late 1980s. The tank belongs to the Patton family of tanks, named after General George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. Third Army during World War II and one of the earliest American advocates for the use of tanks in battle. It was a further development of the M46 Patton tank." Wikipedia

"Used by 1st Division Troops during the occupation of Germany after WWII - main armament: 90mm gun - weight: 96000 pounds - crew: 5 - speed 30 MPH - range: 80 miles" - per informational plaque

At the Tank Park
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

November 2008

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Exedra


Exedra, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

At Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

This is the burial place for Robert McCormick and his wife Amy McCormick. Here's a photo of the information plaque (not mine)

Here are my pictures of the Exedra

In architecture, an exedra is a semicircular recess, often crowned by a half-dome, which is usually set into a building's facade. The original Greek sense (a seat out of doors) was applied to a room that opened onto a stoa, ringed with curved high-backed stone benches, a suitable place for a philosophical conversation. An exedra may also be expressed by a curved break in a colonnade, perhaps with a semi-circular seat.

The free-standing exedra, often originally supporting bronze portrait statues is a familiar type of Hellenistic structure, characteristically sites along sacred ways or in open places in sanctuaries such as at Delos or Epidauros; sometimes Hellenistic exedras were built in relation to a city's agora, as at Priene. Wikipedia

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Exedra


Exedra, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

At Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

This is the burial place for Robert McCormick and his wife Amy McCormick. Here's a photo of the information plaque (not mine)

Here are my pictures of the Exedra

In architecture, an exedra is a semicircular recess, often crowned by a half-dome, which is usually set into a building's facade. The original Greek sense (a seat out of doors) was applied to a room that opened onto a stoa, ringed with curved high-backed stone benches, a suitable place for a philosophical conversation. An exedra may also be expressed by a curved break in a colonnade, perhaps with a semi-circular seat.

The free-standing exedra, often originally supporting bronze portrait statues is a familiar type of Hellenistic structure, characteristically sites along sacred ways or in open places in sanctuaries such as at Delos or Epidauros; sometimes Hellenistic exedras were built in relation to a city's agora, as at Priene. Wikipedia

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

In the birding world, Zeiss binoculars are cool. Yellow ones aren't.

From the Christmas Bird Count on December 20, 2008 (Fermilab Circle)
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois cantigny.org

See all the 2008 Cantigny Christmas Count Pictures


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